The Alaska Division of Insurance is barring the companies it regulates from charging people for COVID-19-related testing, as long as it’s medically necessary. It’s also asked that companies waive any payments for the office visit associated with testing.
Open enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace begins Tuesday, and two-thirds of enrolled Alaskans will see about a 35 percent rate increase.
About 650,000 current and former Alaskans are among the 11 million people potentially affected by a cyberattack of Premera.
A spokesman for Moda Health says it doesn’t make sense for the company to continue to extend health insurance policies that are not in compliance with the federal health care overhaul.